Archive for the ‘Anecdotes’ Category

Dynamic equilibrium in a KM program

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 14, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

I started blogging in 2002, first using Radiolands then Blogger. As many Anecdote readers would be unaware of my ordinal posts I thought I would …

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Open and closed language in facilitation

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —January 25, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

It was during one of my first strategic planning workshop facilitations when I noticed it. This was in a time before I discovered open space facilitation. The …

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Describing your company values

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 8, 2006
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In 2004 I helped a large bank conduct a narrative project to examine trust in a call centre. They had just finished working on their …

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Thinking about facilitation

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 16, 2005
Filed in Anecdotes

Catching up with Johnnie Moore for lunch was great. During lunch we got onto the topic of ‘What is facilitation, anyway’. Drawing on the wisdoms (or …

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Business users are set to by-pass IT departments

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 28, 2005
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I had lunch with Serafino De Simone at Microhelp last week. Serafino has been running his IT company since the 80’s and based on that experience …

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What are wikis good for?

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 24, 2005
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A few months ago, as an experiment, Shawn, Mark and I attempted using a Wiki as a way to work collaboratively on a paper. What we found however was that …

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Anecdote: A simple KM solution

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —October 28, 2005
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One of the things I love about conferences is the people you meet and the stories you hear and share. Here’s an anecdote which I …

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Anecdote: Ready, aim, aim, aim

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 25, 2005
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I was in Brisbane on Thursday and had a great opportunity to catch up with some friends.  One of them, Vince Aisthorpe, related an anecdote …

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Anecdotes: transcribed or documented

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 23, 2005
Filed in Anecdotes

Obviously anecdotes play a key role in our work. We use these real life business stories to help people see patterns that typically remain hidden using traditional …

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Anecdote: Staff motivation and team work

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —October 21, 2005
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Earlier this year Shawn posted about a great site containing anecdotes about the development of the Apple Macintosh. Browsing through the archive I found this great …

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